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1. Posted by crass (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

crass has indicated that this thread is about Australia

I have been in the Melbourne area for two months, and I am ready to move on and have more adventures. I decided that Perth would be the best place as I know absolutely nobody there. I have had my eye on the WorkStay programme which I found online, but I don't necessarily trust the testimonials. So...has anyone here done the programme or know someone who has? What were their thoughts (your thoughts) etc.

Also, for those who have been to Perth, what was the coolest thing you did there? I am not really looking for "where is the best bar" etc, I plan to get lost in the city and figure that out for myself with no bias...but I would like to hear about cool experiences.

If anyone else will be in the area and fancies meeting up for a pint, please feel free to message me :)

2. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 10y

ive been in Perth for a few weeks now (just came over from melbourne)
found it a little dissapoiting to be honest.
the citys tiny, and everythings closed all the time. theres not much to see (that ive discovered) in the city, but theres loads in WA.
If you use it as a base to expore the state itll be pretty good - like margaret river, the pinnacles, rokness, Esperance etc.

But the city itself will seem a little tame after melbourne.

3. Posted by crass (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

I have been living outside of Melbourne in Geelong, so hopefully Perth is a little more exciting than it is here.

You have had no good experiences there at all?

4. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 10y

Its ok, just the usual pubs and clubs and stuff though. Nothing to get overly excited about though.

5. Posted by richymac (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I have just left perth and i would agree with comment made above. spend a couple of days in perth but get out and see WA go up north and get to Monkey mia, the pinacles and kalbari all these places are worth seeing but as with everything in WA it is so far apart. But i personally think too many people are missing out by staying on the east coast, you will find far less backpackers than the east coast as well.

richard